Recommended Graphic Artist System Spec
by System Administrator May 2, 2008

Recommended Graphic Artist System Spec

Tech

Graphic arts systems need lots of stuff to make those pretty pictures. Multiple monitor types can help for color checks and for viewing references while you work. Oodles of ram work nicely with a powerful CPU to run demanding programs like Photoshop, Illustrator, Painter, Quark, and others. Fast file reading and writing speed is also nice. No serious graphics machine is complete without a nice stylus for refined image work. Adding a mac sticker allow a designer to pretend they are on a Mac, but they are optional.

Component Component Description Vendor Price Qty Total
Case Thermaltake Armor VA8003BWS
Newegg
170
1
170
Motherboard ASUS P5K-E LGA 775 Intel P35
Newegg
139
1
139
CPU Intel Q6600 Kentsfield 2.4GHz Quad-Core Newegg
220
1
220
Ram Crucial Ballistix 1GB 240-Pin DDR2 1066
Newegg
37
4
148
DVD-Rom LITE-ON IDE DVD-ROM
Newegg
17
1
17
Floppy Drive SAMSUNG Floppy Drive
Newegg
7
1
7
Hard Drive Seagate 160GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s
Newegg
55
4
220
Videocard EVGA 256-P2-N445-LX GeForce 7300GT
Newegg
55
2
110
Sound Card Onboard
Newegg
0
1
0
Network Card Gigabit Onboard
Newegg
0
1
0
Keyboard Microsoft Natural 4000 Black
Newegg
35
1
35
Mouse Logitech MX518 Optical Mouse
Newegg
40
1
40
Monitor ViewSonic Pro Series VP950b Black 19"
Newegg
340
3
1020
Mouse Pad XTRAC XTRAC ZOOM V2 Mouse Pad
Newegg
11
1
11
Speakers SENNHEISER DJs HD202 Circumaural
Newegg
25
1
25
Powersupply CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W
Newegg
130
1
130
Other          

Overview:

Est System Cost: $2292.00
Submitted By: Jared Bouck
Submit Date: 5/5/2008
Complexity to Assemble: Very Experienced
Software Configuration and Optimization: Level 10 Geek
Estimated Productive Life Span: 2 years

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